04-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Well, of course you should get everything in both formats, in case you wanna watch it on two different devices
Originally Posted by RussianNeuroMancer
04-28-2012, 05:15 PM
04-28-2012, 05:34 PM
Like I said before, it's not the first time AMD did this, and you chose to buy an AMD GPU anyway. If you're looking for someone to blame, start with the mirror, and cease writing whiny posts on Phoronix as if AMD execs are actually reading them.
Originally Posted by pchristy
05-29-2012, 09:15 AM
I want to be protected by laws - HYBRID SOURCE DRIVERS
If I buy a computer device i want it to work at every OS until it "dies" fully functional.
Of course AMD can kill the support for a branch of products, but then ...
Law must provide consumers defence, as PUBLISH THE CODE.
If there are patents inside, this patents are PAYED BY CONSUMERS indirectly buying the product
And there must be solutions to put that patented code - I think code must no be patented - as a blob independent module inside the driver making the driver modular.
A future driver with open source parts and close source parts, - hybrid drivers - can be a good solution.
I understand AMD's financial decission, but an hybrid driver solution letting blobs closed and a fully open source driver as alternative will be better than not ahving this patented techs taht boost our GPUs performances compared with open source algorimths.
This is a suggestion for every vendor, not only GPUs, SoCs mostly Android SoCs must have open source and hybrid source drivers and perhaps closed source drivers too.
05-29-2012, 11:18 AM
05-29-2012, 05:20 PM
so what? just stay with any long term supported distro and you will be fine.
New xorg-server releases add shit and new kernels are pretty much boring for almost all users anyway. Even if you don't want to use something with a long-term support:
in gentoo just mask everything past kernel 3.4... and xorg-server whatever.
Versionitis is a serious illness - don't succomb to it.
05-29-2012, 08:31 PM
I'm not too bothered about which driver but after the latest xorg/fglrx mess could anyone help me with KMS load detection with a DVI to HDMI cable using the radeon driver .... its a PITA!!!!
i should file i bug i know but i'm sure they know about it already...
05-30-2012, 05:29 AM
What do you mean by "load detection"? I used a similar setup in the past with my radeon HD 3650 and it worked well on the AMD side of things (except for sound). It was the crappy implementation of HDMI in the monitor that made me revert to VGA.
05-30-2012, 06:16 AM
Sheesh, what's with all the hate against AMD here? Like some previous posters mentioned, just stay with your Ubuntu LTS or RHEL distro's. And the free driver works very nicely. And I have an R600 card.
05-30-2012, 02:22 PM
its only the discrepancy between what is and what could be
Originally Posted by Wilfred
AMD "Bridgman" Manage the Opensource Radeon driver to stay successful: insignificant
and they do it on their opinion to the low market share and the allegedly low money to carry forward calculation.
the impact of AMDs opinion is this: Irrelevant market share leads to irrelevant monetary expense leads to an irrelevant driver leads to a irrelevant market share leads to Irrelevant market share leads to irrelevant monetary expense leads to an irrelevant driver leads to a irrelevant market share and so one and so one... please copy past the text 100 times to make it clear what i mean.